Here in the United States, there is just no denying it – gardening is something that is hugely important indeed. And the data that has been gathered on the subject is more than in support of this claim, showing that well over 117 million people in this one country alone participated in gardening to some extent in the year of 2017. In the years that have followed us since, it is only likely that more and more people have become interested in gardening.
After all, gardening can be practiced in many different ways. Of course, the most typical kinds of gardening tend to revolve around the backyard, which tends to be full of opportunities for gardening success. When you have access to a backyard, you will really be able to do just about anything with it. A backyard can be the perfect area for perfectly set up flowers – or even a few raised planters for a vegetable garden. For many gardeners, having the perfect backyard for gardening is something of a dream, to say the very least.
But a backyard is not absolutely required for gardening. As a matter of fact, you can still partake in gardening even if you have no backyard at all. For many people without a backyard, owning and cultivating houseplants becomes a reasonable option. And the data backs this up, showing that nearly one third of all households here in the United States alone (around 30% of them, to be just a bit more specific) own at least one houseplant. Houseplants can be easy to take care of – easier, at the very least, than a full blown garden – and can grow in much more difficult conditions. You can even find houseplants that are not in need of very much light. For someone without a backyard or even any outdoor space at all (such as something living in an apartment building or complex), growing houseplants is one great way in which to still partake in gardening.
If you don’t have backyard or outdoor space, you might also do something like start up a kitchen garden, growing the herbs that you use in your day to day cooking. Growing herbs is really quite easy, especially if your kitchen gets a fair amount of light. And if you don’t have the counter space for herbs, you might decide to try growing them from a hanging garden as well, something that has proved to be as successful option for quite a fair number of people living in small spaces. And having these fresh herbs at easy access is something that serves to be hugely ideal for a great many people, allowing them to be easily utilized in all kinds of cooking endeavors.
And people of all ages love to garden. Though older people still make up the majority of gardening participants, younger and younger people are becoming interested in gardening as well. For instance, it has been found that people who fall between the young ages of 18 and 34 actually account for nearly 30% (around 29%, to be just a bit more precise) of all gardeners in the United States. Cultivating a green thumb will most certainly take time, but it can be done by just about anyone – of this there is very little doubt.
And if you find yourself in need of some expert advice on your garden, you might even consider visiting a local plant nursery or home garden center. These stores will likely have people who can answer many of your gardening questions – as well as help you to set up your garden in the first place, if this is the kind of help that you need. For many people, getting an expert opinion is invaluable, something that will help them to get off on the right foot with their gardens – even if they are a first time gardener with no past experience in the hobby.
At the end of the day, there is just no denying the fact that gardening has become more popular than ever. Whether you have a backyard or just an apartment, there is a garden out there for you, from the very small to the considerably expansive.